The first month of the year is nearly done. We are at week 3 of the #MFRWauthor blog hop. Again these questions are really making me use my brain power to answer. How much of myself is in my writing?
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Me...I'm a little bit in-between. My last book was probably the most special to me because of how long it took me to get it done.
But if we aren't talking meaningful and we're talking real life stuff like traits, location, quirks, etc well then yeah there's bits of me in my writing.
For one, I have made my setting all the Greater Atlanta area and surrounding suburbs because it's where I am. Not all like takes place in the big cities of NY or Cali. I'm a southern gal writing about other southern gals (and guys).
Other little thing, in my NaNo project I gave the FMC a Yorkie (first time I've done a pet) because I now have a Yorkie. Yes, I have other dogs but I will admit to playing a little bit of favorites with Titan because I've wanted a Yorkie for so long. Plus he's cute and little. Elaine's pet is a female, but still she was inspired by my own pup.
It doesn't stop with just me, I pull things from those around me. Calida's (FMC from book 1 & 2) best friend Macy was loosely based off my younger sister. It was very cool when she read the first book and said she could pick up the bits of her personality. For Calida I used one of my friends people pleasing, non-confrontational personality as her base. I gave Malcolm (MMC book 2) bits from my hubby and bits from above little sister's BF.
One of our topics from last year was where we find inspiration, as you can see I pull from not only myself but friends and family when building my world and characters. Giving them those little quirks and traits found in real people I know and interact with helps me round out my characters so they don't feel flat and boring. At least I hope they come out like that.
How much of yourself is translated into your own writing? Be sure to check out the other authors on the hop to see what they have to say.
Until next time,